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Mark Nowack

Title: Professor and Director of Engineering; and Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Division Chair

Teaching Focus: Mechanical Engineering

Education: B.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical Engineering; M.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Aeronautical Engineering; Ph.D. Cambridge University, Engineering


Dr. Nowack joined College of the Ozarks as the first engineering faculty in 2015.  Following graduation from Penn State, he spent 20 years in the Air Force in a variety of engineering and technical management positions in the United States and Japan.  He subsequently consulted to a major defense contractor and then to government programs ranging from ground vehicles to air and space vehicles as well as design and manufacturing research.  He continues to consult in the areas of design methodology, vehicle automation, and engineering education.  He was on the faculty of the US Air Force Academy for five years and the advisory board for the East Carolina University engineering program.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Missouri.